PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
This class is accountable for driving visually handicapped persons to appointments and places of work and for guiding them in unfamiliar surroundings.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists blind rehabilitation teachers, counselors, clients and other visually handicapped persons in all required work activities including reading, writing, clerical duties, etc.; transports blind individuals to appointments or places of work; maintains safety of blind individuals; ensures that vehicle is in good operating condition; assists teachers in inservice presentations; observes clients' appearance and clients' living areas and describes these observations to teachers; assists teachers in giving lessons to clients; marks household appliances with Braille tape for client use; keeps records and prepares reports; may deliver mail, make bank deposits and run other errands for blind individuals; may assist in the stockroom of the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind; may assist rehabilitation counselors in the survey of factories for job opportunities for blind individuals; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; reading ability; map-reading ability; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to road hazards while driving and to possible injury when entering high crime areas.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Special Assistant To The Blind in Salary Group TC 10 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines as part of the NP-2 contract negotiations) Final 22-046